Seven simple secrets for success

As students settle into their school routines, Associate Dean (Students), Mrs Emma Lowry, shares some basic principles to help all girls establish positive habits and prepare themselves for a rewarding, enjoyable year.

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The One Day of the Year

The following is a transcript of the address delivered by Head of History, Ms Julie Hennessey at the Australia Day Assembly on Wednesday 24 January 2018.

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A heart of royal blue

Miss Ellena Papas, Dean of Co-curriculum, shares how from her very first encounter with Mrs Pauline-Harvey Short, Dean of School, she has been in awe of the 'Guardian of the Girls Grammar Flame'.

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Time to sleep

Mrs Alice Dabelstein, Head of Hirschfeld House, discusses the importance of sleep, the dangers of sleep-deprivation and provides useful advice for getting better quality sleep.

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The value of noticing

Director of the Centre for Professional Practice, Dr Kay Kimber explores the value of ‘noticing’ as a trigger for our students’ better learning, being and doing. Failing to notice, ‘being noticed’ and ‘first-class noticers’ are also considered.

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Endings are new beginnings

Every day throughout the academic year at Brisbane Girls Grammar School, the expertise and dedication of our teachers contribute to a vibrant educational environment that has for more than 142 years fostered exceptional scholarship and inspired a lifelong love of learning in our students. As we celebrate International World Teachers’ Day, Director of Information Services, Mrs Kristine Cooke discusses how ‘the best teachers are also the best learners’.

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Specify or diversify?

As the School this week marks the 100-year anniversary of the Sports Brooch, Director of Sports, Ms Sally Northcroft, discusses the importance of diversification in physical pursuits during formative years and how Girls Grammar’s approach to a broad, liberal education includes eighteen different sports.

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Finding community in diversity

In the second instalment of a two-part series on ‘diversity of thought’, English Teacher, Mr Anthony Cupitt describes the Community of Inquiry. This model of learning, guided by principles of clarity and respect for different opinions, allows for honest dialogue and the emergence of new ideas.

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